Home Page

Welcome to the Chuck Group home page. Led by Dr Christopher James Chuck, a Reader (Associate Professor) in Sustainable Technologies. We are a multidisciplinary research group, made up of chemists, biologists and engineers aiming to develop sustainable biofuels and bulk chemicals. Each project fits into one of three general themes running through the group:

  1. The production of a palm oil substitute from robust oleaginous yeasts grown on waste resources
  2. The thermal conversion of terrestrial or algal biomass to produce hydrocarbon fuels and alternative bulk products
  3. The testing and evaluation of biofuels and renewable additives under ‘real world’ conditions



Check out how we are converting algae into advanced biofuels while cleaning up toxic waste…



Or how we are trying to replace palm oil…


If you would like to join the group and work in one of these areas, collaborate on something here or just want to find out more about what we do, please just drop us a line (details on the contact page). Every project in the Chuck Group from MEng to PDRAs has industrial involvement to help further develop the technologies beyond the research lab as well as being co-supervised by awesome academics in other departments to ensure we keep a multidisciplinary approach. The Chuck Group is situated in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath, UK.